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    [–] Temperature of every hour in NY since 1973 [OC] robbibt 2 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    Beautiful work, and great to see the viridis color palette showing up here! What ggplot2 geom did you use for this?

    [–] Time-lapse video of a Plasmodial slime mold (Physarum) moving and transforming over time robbibt 2 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    This beautiful video was taken by Jonathan Kolby, a PhD candidate/amphibian researcher from JCU in Queensland, Australia. His description:

    "Here's another video of an amazing Plasmodial slime mold (Physarum) moving and transforming before your eyes! It's not an animal...but it moves, communicates, & possibly even learns! These organisms can live freely as single-celled amoeboid protists, but can swarm together and fuse their cytoplasm to form a huge multicellular network, as pictured here. It pulsates and shares information in response to stimuli, such as "Where's the food? Oh, you tasted it on the left? Also on the right? Ok, let's split and go both ways!". This is a #timelapse video I shot over the course of 3 hours."

    [–] Recent trends in US consumer prices and household debt robbibt 7 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    The graph uses a log scale on the y-axis, which is generally the most appropriate way to compare percentage/rate changes across time (i.e. the same vertical distance represents the same percentage change regardless of how far along the x-axis you look). That said, the spacing of the y-axis labels is a little bit distracting, and probably could have been made more 'pretty'.

    [–] Recent trends in US consumer prices and household debt robbibt 45 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    This isn't my OC (it's by a Len Kieffer), but if I was to guess, the movies are almost definitely produced using gganimate in R. It's a package that integrates easily with ggplot2 (the main plotting package used here), and makes making animations incredibly straightforward. Very much recommended if you ever want to produce any plots that move!

    [–] Recent trends in US consumer prices and household debt robbibt 237 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    Reproducible code is great, but code annotated in plain language that anyone can follow along is so much better.

    [–] 3D model look-around video of the Roman city of Italica (birthplace of emperors Trajan and Hadrian) mapped by LiDAR data robbibt 2 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    This is the original post for this LiDAR-derived dataviz by Mark Walters. If any of you are interested in LiDAR or Roman archaeology, I highly recommend you check out his entire Twitter feed... there's some beautiful 3D dataviz on there!

    [–] The Netherlands, with all of its rivers, lakes and ponds. All 1.3 million! robbibt 9 points ago in MapPorn

    Thankyou for sharing, /u/KnurftChannel! Here's the full album... it's worth a click for far more detail!

    https://imgur.com/a/GSv7L

    The Netherlands mapped by over 1.2 million canals, rivers and streams, and 120,000 lakes and ponds. The sheer amount of water is pretty incredible, especially to me as an Australian... this map contains over 90,000 km (55,000 miles) of canals and rivers alone!

    Canals are symbolised by size (from 0.5 to 6m wide). All data plotted with QGIS using GIS data for rivers, streams, lakes and canals from the TOP50NL mapping product freely available online under a CC-BY-4.0 license.

    You can get posters of this map and other countries here!

    [–] The Netherlands mapped by its canals, streams, rivers, lakes and ponds... all 1.3 million of them! (x-post /r/dataisbeautiful) robbibt 43 points ago in thenetherlands

    Thankyou for sharing, /u/Groenboys! This is one of my favourites of all the maps I've put together... the contrast between The Netherlands and my native Australia couldn't be greater!

    And yep, if anyone would like this as a poster for their wall, it's available here!

    [–] The Netherlands mapped by its canals, streams, rivers, lakes and ponds... all 1.3 million of them! [OC] robbibt 22 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    The 90,000 km length of rivers and waterways in this map does differ quite a bit from the 2000-5000 km I see quoted for the Netherland's "navigable waterways"... a lot of these are a little too small to run a boat through. It's still a pretty amazing collection of watercourses!

    [–] The Netherlands mapped by its canals, streams, rivers, lakes and ponds... all 1.3 million of them! [OC] robbibt 202 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago) in dataisbeautiful

    /u/i-made-a-thing just did something very similar with another one of my other maps (Rivers of the USA), including super detailed instructions! It's pretty incredible: http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-Waterways-of-the-United-States-Map/

    [–] The Netherlands mapped by its canals, streams, rivers, lakes and ponds... all 1.3 million of them! [OC] robbibt 74 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago) in dataisbeautiful

    I mention this on the second photo. The history of Flevoland and Zuiderzee is pretty incredible... the idea of a single flood killing 50-80,000 people is mind-blowing.

    [–] The Netherlands mapped by its canals, streams, rivers, lakes and ponds... all 1.3 million of them! [OC] robbibt 643 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago) in dataisbeautiful

    The Netherlands mapped by over 1.2 million canals, rivers and streams, and 120,000 lakes and ponds. The sheer amount of water is pretty incredible, especially to me as an Australian... this map contains over 90,000 km (55,000 miles) of canals and rivers alone!

    Canals are symbolised by size (from 0.5 to 6m wide). All data plotted with QGIS using GIS data for rivers, streams, lakes and canals from the TOP50NL mapping product freely available online under a CC-BY-4.0 license.

    Edit: for those messaging me: yes, you can get posters of this map and other countries here!

    [–] Great Britain mapped by river names robbibt 3 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    This is the original post by Ben Smith; data source is Ordnance Survey Open Rivers. A very nice example of small multiple maps highlighting the distribution of Great Britain's streams broken down by names.

    [–] See the Simpsons decline on IMDB [OC] robbibt 4 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    This is a suprisingly effective dataviz coming from excel! Keeping the boxes perfectly square and equal-sized, centering the text and perhaps using white instead of black text would make things look a little cleaner, but nice work!

    [–] Path finding animation in 2D maze using 4 common algorithms [OC] robbibt 4 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    I would love to see this with some kind of key included for the cell weights. The grey is so subtle that I didn't see the weights until I read the path length/cost column and then looked for them specifically. Apart from that, a really fantastic visualisation!